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Late goal lifts Sens over Leafs

TORONTO—Ottawa coach Guy Boucher didn't think twice about going back with Craig Anderson in net against Toronto—one night after yanking him in an 8-2 loss to Chicago.

Anderson responded with 44 saves, and Tom Pyatt scored the winner with 3:05 to play, as the Senators edged the Maple Leafs 4-3 last night in the final game for both teams before starting their bye weeks.

Sparks’ shutout debut a first for Leafs

TORONTO—Shutouts don’t come easy for the Maple Leafs.

Rookie Garret Sparks made it happen last night.

The 22-year-old Sparks stopped 24 shots in his NHL debut to lead Toronto to a 3-0 win over the visiting Edmonton Oilers.

It was the first time since Dec 23, 2014 that the Leafs shut out their opponent, with Jonathan Bernier blanking the Dallas Stars 4-0 that night.